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Session Descriptions

Friday, March 8th, 12 - 1:30 p.m: Lunch & Learn at Temple Emanu-El, “Sacred Grandparenting: Raising Resilient Jewish Children in Interfaith Homes"

Grandparents are key bridges between Jewish identity and grandchildren—especially those being raised by one Jewish parent, whether single or intermarried. Lessons from the National Jewish Grandparents Study and intergenerational best practices will be discussed. RSVP to Monika at Lunch will be served! 


Friday, March 8th, 7:00 p.m: Dinner & Dialogue to follow services:  “A Rabbi and a Scholar-Advocate Walk Into a Shul” 

Join us after our "interfaith-friendly" Kabbalat Shabbat service for a conversation between Rabbi Henkin and Dr. McGinity. This conversation will highlight various ways of discussing the topic of Jewish intermarriage in America. Dinner will be Warren's famous fried chicken (vegetarian options available)! 


Saturday, March 9th: D’var Torah by Dr. McGinity entitled, "Living Our Values: Torah from a Jew Named McGinity"

To what extent are we manifesting Judaism when we treat some people one way and other people another? Who are we as community members, as Jews…and who do we want to be? 


Saturday, March 9th, approx. 12:45 (following Kiddush Luncheon): Interfaith Matters: The New Narrative about Intermarriage and Conservative Judaism"

Using a contemporary historian’s len s on change and gender roles, this talk dismantles negative assumptions, explains the positive narrative that sees intermarriage as an opportunity, and provides a path forward for a strong Jewish future. 


Saturday, March 9th, 6:30 p.m: Interfaith Celebration at Monday Night Brewing, including “Faith-Off!” What Can We Learn from Pop Culture?”

Celebrate interfaith at Monday Night Brewing! We'll have vegetarian tacos, a cash bar, raffle and more. Dr. McGinity will also be giving the short talk "Faith Off." From Sex in the City to Jon Stewart, interfaith couples and parenting are omnipresent in popular culture. How does fiction imitate life and what can parents do to create more shalom bayit (peace in the home)? Thank You Books will be on-site selling copies of Dr. McGinity's work! 


Sun, April 14 2024 6 Nisan 5784